Kate Middleton, 35, is often seen out in sparkling jewels as she attends palace receptions and state dinners.As a member of the Royal Family, she has the right to wear some of the most impressive jewellery in the world.But according to one expert jeweller, the Duchess of Cambridge has a very specific taste, and it is one which seems to be inspired by another member of the royal family.Grant Mobley, a gemologist and Director at Pluczenik, has studied the jewellery Kate chooses to wear, and believes she is heavily inspired by the late Princess Diana. The Duchess of Cambridge's wardrobe has also been seen to be influenced by clothes worn by Diana.He explained: “Kate Middleton’s jewellery vault includes pieces that were once owned by Princess Diana as well as pieces that have been inspired by the late Princess.“It goes without saying that the most iconic piece shared by both princesses is House of Garrard designed engagement ring, featuring an oval 12-carat Ceylon … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton’s jewellery collection inspired by Princess Diana? Jeweller reveals ALL
Kate Middleton, 35, is often seen out in sparkling jewels as she attends palace receptions and state dinners.As a member of the Royal Family, she has the right to wear some of the most impressive jewellery in the world.But according to one expert jeweller, the Duchess of Cambridge has a very specific taste, and it is one which seems to be inspired by another member of the royal family.Grant Mobley, a gemologist and Director at Pluczenik, has studied the jewellery Kate chooses to wear, and believes she is heavily inspired by the late Princess Diana. The Duchess of Cambridge's wardrobe has also been seen to be influenced by clothes worn by Diana.He explained: “Kate Middleton’s jewellery vault includes pieces that were once owned by Princess Diana as well as pieces that have been inspired by the late Princess.“It goes without saying that the most iconic piece shared by both princesses is House of Garrard designed engagement ring, featuring an oval 12-carat Ceylon … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton’s jewellery collection inspired by THIS member of the royal family
The Duchess of Cambridge has long been renowned for her sartorial influence, with pretty much everything she wears selling out within hours as part of the so-called 'Kate effect'.And now Prince Harry's Suits actress girlfriend Meghan Markle isn't too far behind, with many of her ensembles being wildly searched by the masses. When she pitched up to the Invictus Games earlier this month wearing a 'The Husband' shirt by fashion designer friend Misha Nonoo, everyone raised their eyebrows at its poignant name and proceeded to hunt it down online.But it's a member of Kate Middleton's immediate family that has stolen her style crown, according to a new eBay report.The royal who has the "biggest spend power" of any of the royal family is the duchess's two-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte, who is blissfully unaware of her impact on the fashion world.She is already driving the most searches for her outfits of any of her famous family, including her dapper double-breasted blazer aficionado … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton dethroned as top fashion icon in the British royal family
Kate Middleton, 35, and Prince William, 35, are expecting their third child togetherThe Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William already have two children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2The baby will be the latest addition to the Royal Family, and the sixth great-grandchild for the QueenA royal expert has revealed who he thinks Kate and William will choose to be godparentsSunday 8 October, 2017: 4:27pmKate and William were warned to watch out for behaviour problems, known as 'middle child syndrome', with Princess Charlotte when their new baby is born.Sue Atkins, author of Parenting Made Easy: How To Raise Happy Children, said having a third child was more of a challenge but also a time of great excitement.Sunday 8 October, 2017: 3:22pmWhat will Kate and William name their new baby? Bookmakers have been taking bets on a third royal baby for the last few weeks, with rumours of the Duchess's pregnancy rife. But after today's announcement what are the latest odds on the … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton pregnant news: Will Duchess make first outing since announcement this week?
Kate Middleton, 35, is widely considered one of the most stylish women in the world.And it seems she has been taking inspiration from a source close to home, as many of her fashion choices through the years are very similar to looks worn by the late Princess Diana, 36.Diana was known to love fashion, and became famous for striking style. Kate has historically been less interested in what she wears, but as one of the most photographed women in the world, has had to make sure she always looks good for the cameras.Here Express.co.uk takes a look at the outfits the Duchess of Cambridge has worn that bear a striking resemblance to looks also worn by Diana, Princess of Wales.White and gold gownsDiana wore this strapless tulle gown to the German Embassy in London for a banquet to mark the visit or the German President, July 1986.Designed by the Emmanuels - who had also designed her wedding dress - Diana accessorised the dress with a pair of white gloves, pearl necklace and the Spencer family … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton and Princess Diana’s style TWIN moments: Duchess inspired by late royal
While the Duchess of Cambridge often opts for comfort when out and about, she likes to pair a designer dress with a nice pair of heels. But how does she walk round so effortlessly in high heels and for long periods of time?Kate’s all-day comfort secret is a simple one as well as cheap. The Duchess reportedly swears by leather sole inserts, according to Vanity Fair. The Duchess reportedly swears by leather sole inserts. Insoles are easy to obtain from most shoe retailers. But Kate is said to prefer a a specific insole - those by Alice Bow. The Alice Bow website says the insoles are “designed to cushion the ball of your foot and heels whilst being thin enough to fit unnoticed into any shoes”. There are a wide range of colours to fit nearly any shoe, and they simple stick into place with the help of double sided sticky spots. … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton style secret – is this how the Duchess manages to wear heels all day long?
THE WEDDING of Kate Middleton and Prince William in 2011 was one of the most watched ceremonies in history – and her spectacular Alexander McQueen v-neck dress stole the show. But it turns out the Duchess of Cambridge wore a SECOND wedding dress on the big day that not many people were aware of, and it is just as captivating as the first. After the ceremony the stunning bride ditched her elaborate, lace gown and changed into a romantic, ivory satin wonder. The sensational dress was also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen but featured a much simpler, but equally stunning design. Kate’s second dress drew attention thanks to its flattering sweetheart neckline and gorgeous train, and was worn for an intimate evening celebration with her nearest and dearest at Buckingham Palace. And there was even a bit more bling on the evening alternative, with the addition of a bedazzling diamanté waistline that accentuated her trim midriff. The stunning Duchess literally let … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton had a SECOND wedding dress and it was just as stunning as her first
Kate Middleton, 35, married Prince William, 35, back in 2011, and one of the most memorable details of the day was the stunning custom Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown the Duchess wore. The dress featured a deep V-neck, lace sleeves and a lengthy train, and a whimsical veil finished off the look. But what many people do not know is Kate had a second day for the day’s celebrations. Also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the second gown, made of satin, had a sweetheart neckline and a diamond waistline, and to keep warm she added a delicate furry stole. Also designed by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the second gown, made of satin, had a sweetheart neckline and a diamond waistline, and to keep warm she added a delicate furry stole. But why did the Duchess have a second wedding dress?Like many brides, Kate ditched her striking wedding ceremony gown for … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton had a SECOND wedding dress when she married Prince William and THIS is why
Princess Diana died 20 years ago today, and Britons and the royals are paying tribute to the mother of Prince Harry and Prince William.Kate Middleton, 35, stepped out today in a beautiful dress that paid tribute to the Princess. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Prada dress with a stunning poppy print design. She arrived at the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace with Prince William, 35, and Prince Harry, 32, in the £1420 pussybow dress. Princess Diana style: Kate Middleton channelled her mother-in-law on anniversary of her death There has been speculation that the design is a thoughtful tribute.The frock, which is currently retailing on Matchesfashion.com for £1,420, was covered in a poppy field design with blades of grass blowing in the wind and hundreds of red poppies. While the Duchess looked stunning in her outfit choice, fashion experts have now unearthed the hidden meaning … [Read more...] about How Princess Diana style was channelled by Kate Middleton on the anniversary of her death
THIS summer has seen some sizzling styles that got us hot under the collar. We witnessed the return of cleavage, curves and er, Celine Dion’s transformation into a front-row fashionista. So we decided to celebrate the summer of ’17 by giving those who took sartorial risks the recognition they deserve. As the days get shorter and nights draw in, we look back at the stars who dressed to impress – and those who didn’t – with our Fabulous Daily Summer Style Awards. Big boobs bounce back as having an out-and-proud cleavage is now in - while having small boobs is no longer fashionable Gran-of-six, 72, spends her £20k life savings trying to get her Nigerian husband, 27, to Britain - only for his visa application to be rejected for the THIRD time Want to start recording more? Win an Ultra HD Garmin video camera worth £389.99 Two women share VERY different experiences of giving an unfaithful partner a second chance This tasty superfood salad makes … [Read more...] about From Rihanna to Kate Middleton, we crown this summer’s best-dressed celebs
Would you spend thousands of pounds on a piece of wedding cake more than six years old? Well now is your chance. Prince William, 35, and the Duchess of Cambridge, 35, are auctioning off part of their eight-tier wedding cake at Chiswick Auction House next month. The fruitcake, designed by chef Fiona Cairns, reportedly took five weeks to complete and was decorated with 900 sugar-paste flowers. But while the thought of fruity royal wedding cake, adorned with flowers, may sound delicious, the dessert isn’t actually edible. Prince William, 35, and the Duchess of Cambridge, 35, are auctioning off part of their eight-tier wedding cake at Chiswick Auction House next month. According to Yahoo, the cake will go on auction on September 27 with the guide price starting at £800. It’s expected to sell for thousands of pounds, after another alice was sold in 2014 for around … [Read more...] about Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton are auctioning their wedding cake
Kate Middleton, 35, is the Duchess of Cambridge and is married to Prince William, 34, second in line to the British throne.She is known for her classic English rose good-looks, and her lady-like style - which is often compared to that of Princess Diana.Queen Letitia of Spain, 44, on the other hand, is known for more fashion-forward looks, and wearing her favourite fashion colour, a patriotic sizzling red.She is married to Felipe VI of Spain, 49, and they have two children. Duchess of Cambridge v Queen Letizia of Spain Mon, July 3, 2017 Kate Middleton vs Queen Letitia - this royal is the most stylish, fashion expert claims in latest news … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton vs Queen Letitia – this royal is the MOST stylish, fashion expert claims
Kate Middleton has grown into her style of classic coat dresses, simple yet statement heels and elegant hairstyles – be they worn loosely around her shoulders or pulled back into a sophisticated updo.And after recycling her Alexander McQueen ensemble for the commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele alongside husband Prince William and King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, she wore a very similar outfit today (31 July).The 35-year-old Duchess of Cambridge wowed in Diana, Princess of Wales' favourite designer Catherine Walker for a visit to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery just outside Ypres in Belgium, alongside William and her father-in-law Prince Charles.The feminine design of the light grey embroidered custom made coat dress emphasised the mother-of-two's ultra-slim waistline, while the collarless detailing put a fashion-forward spin on the look.Balanced out with the feminine lace hemline, Kate was the epitome of grace in … [Read more...] about Duchess of déjà vu: Kate Middleton wears another coat dress by Diana’s go-to designer in Belgium
The Duchess of Cambridge has overcome the stigma of repeating outfits since joining the royal family in 2011, recycling a thrice-worn Alexander McQueen ensemble she wore to her daughter Princess Charlotte's christening on Sunday (30 July).Kate Middleton, 35, looked resplendent as she stood out in the elegant white coat dress teamed with a white fascinator hat by Lock & Co and grey suede court shoes as she led official commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele.She looked on with pride as husband Prince William spoke at the Menin Gate monument in Ypres, Belgium, as the daily Last Post was played ahead of the centenary of the start of the bloody First World War assault.The British royals were alongside King Philippe and Queen Mathilde after stating that Britain and Belgium "stand together" in remembrance of those killed during the courageous fighting in the summer and autumn of 1917.Queen Mathilde, 44, looked equally as stylish as Kate in a … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton bravely wears Alexander McQueen coat for third time alongside stylish Queen Mathilde
Meghan Markle, 36, is usually well-dressed, and this has sparked a wave of imitators - much like Kate Middleton, 35, enjoyed after the announcement of her engagement - this designer has claimed.Shortly after it was announced Kate Middleton would marry second in line to the throne Prince William, 34, items she wore seemed to sell out instantaneously.This was dubbed the “Kate effect” and Tony DiMasso, L. K. Bennett’s US president, told the MailOnline in 2012: "When she does wear something, it always seems to go on a waiting list”.Shoe designer Sarah Flint has now claimed that Meghan’s style influence has “definitely” had a positive effect on her brand, especially since her relationship with Prince Harry began. Meghan Markle is challenging Kate Middleton in the style stakes with the "Meghan effect", this designer claims She told Hello! magazine: “Increase in sales … [Read more...] about Is Meghan Markle challenging Kate Middleton in the style stakes? This designer says so
The Duchess of Cambridge may have a new sartorial motto: stick to what you know.Kate Middleton, 35, wore an extremely similar outfit to Royal Ascot today (20 June) as she did to the same event last year – but looked just as resplendent and stylish.Perhaps wanting to play it safe for the big day out with the Queen and many of the other members of the British Royal Family, the duchess stunned in a high-neck white lace dress by one of her go-to British designers, Alexander McQueen.Kate has never actually worn this dress before and it is a new addition to her wardrobe, retailing at a whopping £4,463 ($5,635). The all-over floral lace design complimented her feminine updo and diamond drop earrings, and the fit and flare shape of the number accentuated her slim frame.This isn't the first time the mother-of-two has worn a white lace design by McQueen, as Sarah Burton for the label designed her wedding dress back in 2011. Styled with a white matching fascinator, it all felt a bit … [Read more...] about No horsing around: Kate Middleton plays it safe in nearly-identical Royal Ascot outfit to 2016’s
Budding parents looking for inspiration on how to raise their young families can look to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as an example – judging by their down-to-earth approach on preparing Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the world.Despite the royal children always being immaculately dressed – with George often wearing children's designer Rachel Riley – Kate Middleton and William are nurturing their kids in the most normal way they see fit.Now it appears that Kate wears the trousers in her household and is extremely close to her mother Carole, often looking to her for advice about babies.A royal insider told Radar Online that the 35-year-old duchess is "keeping stuffy royal protocol far from their apartment at Kensington Palace, telling palace aides her kids will be raised her way."Another source said: "Kate has kept her babies out of the public eye as much as possible. They have absolutely no idea that they're royals. They might look like perfect … [Read more...] about Kate Middleton and Prince William ignores ‘stuffy’ royal rules to raise George and Charlotte
Kate Middleton was all smiles as she arrived in Luxemburg today [Getty] The Duchess Of Cambridge arrived in Luxembourg today for the Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the 1867 Treaty of London. Stepping out with a huge smile on her face, Kate Middleton looked flawless as usual. … [Read more...] about Fans quick to WARN Kate Middleton as they label her look DANGEROUS
Prince William, Prince George and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton are worth a fortune [Getty] Kate Middleton and Prince William are set to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary this year. Their relationship has gone from strength to strength, and since having Prince … [Read more...] about How Kate Middletons royal ambition has REALLY paid off
We certainly don't need some magazine to tell us how influential Prince William and Kate Middleton are when it comes to the world. Or, at least when it comes to our little website. Sure enough, a week before their big royal wedding, the two find themselves landing on the Time 100 list, along with quite a few other famous faces that we all know and love. READ: People Names Jennifer Lopez World's Most Beautiful Woman Some of the big stars who made the cut include Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Colfer, Blake Lively, Colin Firth, Amy Poehler, Bruno Mars, Mark Wahlberg and Mad Men mastermind Matt Weiner. For each person chosen, Time asked folks familiar with them to say a few nice things. "It's no wonder the news media have wound themselves up into a mad frenzy! What's more universal than a love story? And this one rocks," writes author Jackie Collins about William and Kate. "Happy endings are hard to come by, so maybe in this case, we can fantasize that love will conquer all." … [Read more...] about Which Other Celebs Join Kate Middleton on Time’s 100 List?